Barricade feat


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Here is an interesting question posed by a player.

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2nd Question: Barricade feat, found in page 155, allows you to use objects, furniture and garbage lying around to build or reinforce cover as a move action. Would it be possible to mimic the feat with a longer usage time?


Homebrew: My group took this feat out and just use the skill check. It's a nice idea but a feat is not needed.

Of course a lot of people don't use homebrew stuff.


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EltonJ wrote:

Here is an interesting question posed by a player.

Quote:
2nd Question: Barricade feat, found in page 155, allows you to use objects, furniture and garbage lying around to build or reinforce cover as a move action. Would it be possible to mimic the feat with a longer usage time?

I would think so, since piling up furniture to make a barricade is something anyone can do, given enough time and strength. Though making it take a minute or more sounds reasonable...


I'm going to say no, because Barricade let's you use stuff that really wouldn't stop a bullet for the cover.


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Most of the complaints about the Barricade feat are coming from people who have not read the rules closely enough.

Starfinder Core Rules wrote:
As a move action, you can stack and reinforce objects that are too small or too fragile to provide cover into a single square of adjacent cover.

Anyone can spend a standard action to kick over a wooden table with 5 hardness and 15 hp and take cover behind it. You don't even need a skill roll. The presence of the Barricade feat does not prevent you from doing this.

Someone who has the Barricade feat can spend a move action to create cover that is just as sturdy out of a roll of aluminum foil, or a pile of foam beer cozies, or a couple of discarded plastic cafeteria trays, or literally any old crap that happens to be lying around.

I don't understand why people keep claiming that the latter is "something anyone could do before they made a rule defining it."

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